Don't Forget To Brush Your Teeth!
Francesco D'Aiuto, Senior Lecturer at Eastman Dental Institute in London, in a recent column by Leigh Weingus, Healthy Living Writer at The Huffington Post, talks about how important brushing your teeth twice a day is. "The mouth is not disconnected from the rest of the body," he explained. A healthy body is strongly correlated with good dental hygiene. Read More.
Do you suffer from facial and neck pain and recurring headaches? In some cases this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD.
Symptoms of TMD include:
There are steps you can take at home to prevent or minimize TMD:
Do you use a cover or case for your toothbrush?
Covering your toothbrush or storing it in a container actually encourages bacteria to flourish, more so than they would left out in the open in your bathroom, says the American Dental Association. The best bet is to thoroughly rinse your brush, keep your bathroom clean and change your brush routinely!
Dr. LaRue has earned a fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. We can make a splint here at our on-site dental laboratory to help with Temporomandibular Disorder.